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Facebook frustrates advertisers as boycott over hate speech kicks off

01 Jul 2020

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO Advertisements for more than 400 brands including Coca-Cola and Starbucks vanished from Facebook on Wednesday, after the failure of last-ditch talks to stop a boycott over hate speech on the site. | Video

Facebook frustrates advertisers as boycott over hate speech kicks off

01 Jul 2020

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO Advertisements for more than 400 brands including Coca-Cola and Starbucks are due to vanish from Facebook on Wednesday, after the failure of last-ditch talks to stop a boycott over hate speech on the site. | Video

Reddit bans 'The_Donald' forum amid broad social media crackdown

30 Jun 2020

Social media site Reddit on Monday shut down r/The_Donald, a forum which long served as a popular online home base for fans of President Donald Trump, saying it violated the site's hate speech rules.

Verizon suspends advertising on Facebook, joins growing boycott

26 Jun 2020

Verizon Communications Inc said on Thursday it was pausing advertising on Facebook Inc in July, in support of a campaign that called out the social media giant for not doing enough to stop hate speech on its platforms. | Video

Twitter again slaps warning on Trump tweet threatening force against protesters

24 Jun 2020

Twitter Inc on Tuesday placed a warning notice on a tweet by President Donald Trump threatening "serious force" against protesters in the U.S. capital, the second time it has used the label since it began challenging Trump's tweets in May.

Google extends fact-checking to image search

22 Jun 2020

SAN FRANCISCO Alphabet Inc's Google on Monday said it would start showing fact-checking labels on Google Images search results globally, as tech companies come under increasing pressure to combat the viral spread of misleading claims online.

Facebook acquires crowdsourced mapping company Mapillary

18 Jun 2020

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc on Thursday acquired Swedish mapping technology company Mapillary, which collects images from tens of thousands of contributors to build immersive and up-to-date maps, the companies said.

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